Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

18 Apr Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Introduce your child to the voting process AND help ignite their love for books. All of our locations are participating in voting for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, which is an award for picture books. The voters are children ages 0-5. The books have been on display for a couple of months at all of our locations. They were are nominated by youth librarians that work in schools and libraries throughout Indiana. For more information on the awards and the nomination process, please click here.

Picture books play an important role in child development during the early years. According the site for Firefly, “The purpose of this award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact together with exceptional picture books.” Each location and the Mobile Library has a set of the nominated books. Books are available to check out or you may read together at the library.

Ballots are being accepted at all La Porte County Public Library locations and the Mobile Library through the end of April.  Here is a list of the 2018 Book Nominations:






To check availability or read more about the contenders, click on the above pictures.

If the books are unavailable at the library or your location, you may also try most of them in an eBook format. You can download the Libby app for Apple and Android devices and OverDrive for Kindles. A link is available on our website to search all eBooks, or you can click here. To check out eBooks you will need a valid library card and password. If you have never set up your password, you can change it through the My Account link on the top of the La Porte County Public Library homepage. Your default password is: userpass. If you have questions or need assistance, we will be happy to help you. Please call or stop in any of our locations.

For teachers wishing to use books in lesson plans, you can visit here for additional videos, lesson plans, and other resources that accompanies each title. You will be asked to provide additional contact information.

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